Land Information and GIS Mapping

geographic information systems for key for resource management

GIS Mapping

Land information and mapping of forest land is a  key element in the provision of forest yield information and accurately planning and forecasting operations. 

Most forest valuations and yield projections rely on Net Stocked Area (NSA), inaccurate stocked area statements will impact on the value of any resource inventory completed. 

When planning an inventory, sample design can be optimised in advance using good map data.

Why Map?

  • Maps and area play a vital role in planning, tracking, recording and reporting all operations performed in a forest or on a patch of land.
  • Gain an accurate measure of area that is actually in productive stocked area.
  • Maps also play an important role in harvest planning and engineering,
  • Combined with reduced field validation and survey good mapping can save forest owners a significant amount of money over a forest rotation.

Mapping Services

  • Forest mapping – forest and stand mapping, auditing of existing maps, boundary validation, field inventory, ETS shape files, insurance claims and harvest planning and engineering.
  • Farm Station
  • Orchard
  • Iwi Ownership

Out in Industry

Customer Feedback

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Interpine Winner of Timberland’s Environmental Award for 2019

Proud of the team picking up the Timberlands Environmental Award Winner for 2019 at the annual contractors meeting recently. This was in recognition of the development of mapping systems to locate wildfire hotspots with the assistance of drones and infrared cameras,...

3D LiDAR Terrain Model Carved from Laminated Wood

Visualising LiDAR 3D Terrain Models in Wood.  Thanks to some teamwork with Scion wood lab our team recently provided a client with a LiDAR-derived 3D terrain model carved from laminated wood. This unique way of visualising a landscape doubles the meaning of using...

Deriving DTM using Machine Learning from Drone SFM 3D Models

Another look at some of our offices for the day. This time our professional CAA 102 certified #UAV #drone teams completing an aerial survey of a forest area to be replanted over the winter. Providing updated #DTM using #machinelearning for deriving terrain models...

Wildfire Management as an GIS Analyst in a National Incident Response Team

Patrick de Jong talking on #Wildfire Incident Management from a Fire and Emergency NZ #GIS analyst perspective around the Nelson fires in Feb 2019, great operational use and learnings of ArcGIS, Avenza Maps and FireMapper #ESRI #nzeuc New Zealand ESRI User Conference...

ESRI Field Mobility Apps, Webhooks, and Microsoft Flow Workflows Presented as NZ EUC 2019

Our GM, David Herries showing Field Mobilty with #ESRI mobile apps, operational dashboards, and use of #webhooks to load data into organisational databases with #Microsoft #Flow with #PowerBI for advanced analysis. #nzeuc ESRI New Zealand Conference 2019.

Latest Forest Industry Drone Pilots Ready for Flight

Another group of 13 #foresters completing their #drone introductory wings badge CAR101 course with our #UAV team and Massey School of Aviation this week. Great to see adoption of drone technology as a tool and the forestry industry leading by example and adopting best...

Virtual Reality Forest Inventory – Tree Quality Assessment – May 2019 Update

Full Forest Inventory Tree Assessment using Virtual Reality (VR).   Data is collected using LiDAR and then field assessment is done within Virtual Reality.     Another iteration in the development of field assessment using VR using a point cloud collected from above...

3D Modelling Forest for Harvesting Productivity Studies

An example of structure from motion modelling of a forest just prior to harvest. This is a 3D point cloud generated from drone / UAV camera imagery, which is then used in studying the efficiency and productivity of harvesting operations. It is hard to step back and...

LiDAR Project Started Acquiring and Processing 1.35 million ha in Victoria Australia

Our team is excited this month to be starting the acquisition and processing of 1.35 million hectares of #LiDAR across #Victoria #Australia. This data-set will support updates to mapping old growth #forests and #rainforest throughout #Victoria for Department of...

The Importance of GIS in Vegetation / Wildfire Events – ESRI RUC 2019

Patrick de Jong in our team presenting use of Esri #GIS during the Nelson Fires this last summer at the #ESRI Regional User Conference in Whakatane, April 2019. A great insight into the importance of GIS in emergencies and how our remote sensing team are involved.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our standard operating procedures are focused on safe operation of any of our UAV craft. Pilots undergo rigorous training and certification to operate. Our craft are all fitted with emergency systems such as parachutes and autopilot return to home functionality for any loss of signal between the UAV and the pilot. In the event of an incident our public liability insurances are also endorsed for operating UAVs for all our operations.
We operate a range of normal RGB resolution cameras, as well as a thermal sensor and multispectral NIR.

If we didn’t answer all of your questions, feel free to drop us a line anytime.